Before: Disco EraNearly every surface is laminate in this bathroom designed in 1969, right down to the mirror covering and the shower walls. The floor pattern doesn’t match the pattern used in the rest of the room, and the dual sinks, the tub, the toilet and the bidet are avocado, a color that definitely went out with the ’70s. Prepare to kiss the disco era goodbye.
After: Modern Cottage DesignOur team of experts calls the new look “modern cottage.” They bring in the country feeling with soft green paint, white wainscoting on the lower half of the walls, and other classical elements while keeping the modern feeling throughout. Gone is all that laminate, and in its place is inlaid medallion flooring that matches the new large tile in the shower. The black-and-white vanity consists of a large pedestal sink and a separate makeup area with extra countertop space. The new bathtub is nice and deep, and beautiful custom cabinets (far left) replace the bidet.
Toilet Area BeforeThe toilet area features a bowl that sits way too low for most adults and a bidet opposite it that gets used only for blowing up water balloons. There are also old-fashioned wispy white curtains on the window and shower.
Toilet Area AfterNow there’s a pullout wall mirror in the makeup area, in addition to a new one above the sink, and black vanity accessories to create a bit of contrast. The new toilet is standard height and has a sleek pullout flusher to give it a modern touch.